• Jermichael Winn

Three of the worst foods and drinks for your brain

The brain is an organ of soft nervous tissue contained in the skull of vertebrates, functioning as the coordinating center of sensation and intellectual and nervous activity. Here are three common foods and drinks which are unhealthy for your brain.

Most people drink sugary drinks because of the sweet taste, but did you know it hurts your brain? According to healthline, "a high intake of sugary drinks may increase the risk of dementia. High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) may be especially harmful, causing brain inflammation and impairing memory and learning." This shows that sugary drinks hurt parts of your brain.

Did you know when you consume white bread, pasta, and white rice you are consuming refined carbs. Refined carbs are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream, causing risky spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels. According to healthline,"A high intake of refined carbs with a high glycemic and glycemic load(GL) may impair memory and intelligence, as well as increase the risk of dementia. These include sugars and highly-processed grains like white flour." Instead of eating refined carbs, you can eat eggs, oils, and herbs and spices.

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener used in many sugar-free products. According to healthline," aspartame as been linked to behavioral and cognitive problems, through overall it is considered a safe product." This shows that the fake sweetener is bad for your health.